PID (Process IDentifier) is the number that identifies a process running on a operational system.

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Blink/Flash Text -Shell Script

I have a bash script where I'm zipping some files. This process sometimes takes time depending on the file sizes. I want to get the pid of this command and display a flashing message "Zipping..." ...
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How to identify the process which has loaded a certain file

I have certain file in the disk which I am unable to delete, as it mentions that it's being used by a certain process. How do I identify the process which is using this file?
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PID number in Task Manager can't be found

i tried running netstat -o to check what are the connections which are established. I saw two and they have PID numbers. When I checked it in my Task Manager, I couldn't find those PID numbers. Is ...
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Loop: Start program and kill after time out

for debugging reasons I want to spot one of those bugs showing up just occasionally. Therefore I want to code a while loop in the shell starting the program (if it will segfault => that's what I ...
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How to get parent PID of a given process in GNU/Linux from command line?

Resolved before asked: cat /proc/1111/status | grep PPid
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After forced quit, “killall Finder” says “No matching processes…” but PID still exists?

Here's one for ya. Upon a forced quit of the Finder with unsuccessful relaunch, "killall Finder" in terminal returns: "No matching processes belonging to you were found" Oddly enough, the PID for ...
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How can I check the PID of a X-server in another virtual terminal?

I am trying to open a program in a naked X-server on a different virtual terminal. I am using ubuntu 9.10. The command I'm using is this. openvt -f -s -- `X :2 & '/path/to/program' -display :2`; ...
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Where does the command “top” get its information from in linux?

Which files does the linux command "top" read from in order to build its table of data? Specifically, I'd like to be able to find the data for the "command" column based off of a PID.